If you are looking for a string quartet but can't decide between traditional or contemporary then why not choose Pop Strings. They have a great mix of classical music and pop music arranged especitally for quartet. If it's a modern group with a twist you require then the girls can play upto 3 x 45 minutes of pop music.
Available as a string quartet (electric or acoustic), octect or small string orchestra.
Pop Strings put a fresh new spin on the traditional string quartet. The girls perform standing up (cello sits) for a lively performance of your favourite pop tunes, jazz or classical music. Music includes string quartet arrangements commissioned especially for the group setting them apart from other string quartets on Europe's music and event scene. The girls are able to commission music on request unique for your event, perfect for special occasions, product launches and themed events. Music includes Can't Get You Out of My Head, Toxic, Smooth Criminal, Sweet Dreams to Rihanna, Adele and Coldplay songs.
For events and weddings requiring the added wow factor the girls are able to perform as a string orchestra from 8 - 16 players mixed or all female. If this isn't enough for you the girls can perform a fully choreographed hi impact stage stage of your favourite classics to include the Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Palladio, Smooth Criminal and Libretango. They are the first quartet to be able to offer you a choice of three stage shows as a duo, trio or quartet. (see below for more details). Or, why not have the girls party the night away with you alongside DJ (solo or duo only available for this option).
As a talking point amongst your guests why not divulge in the girls success. Trained at London's leading music colleges the girls can be spotted on TV performing alongside Muse, Pink, Rihanna, Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Robbie Williams. For receptions of more than 150 guests we recommend 8 players or amplification but this is not essential and depends on the atmosphere you wish to create at your event.
Background Muisc Options:
- String Orchestra
- Trio or Quartet with Saxophone or Flute
- Solo Violin
- String Duo
- String Trio
- String Quartet on request only
Pop Strings are the first group to offer a choice of shows performing to live pre-recorded backing tracks. Choose between their pop or classical crossover show. Please enquire with more details on your event so we can advice on the best option for you.
A selection of music available. Pop strings can tailor their repertoire to your event performing a mix of classical and pop or all of one genre.
- Away in A Manger
- The First Nowell
- The Holly and the Ivy
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
- Past Three O'Clock
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- O come All Ye Faithful
- Magic Flute Overture - Mozart
- Jupiter - Holst
- Hornpipe - Handel
- Nimrod - Elgar
- Scenes from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi
- Kanon & Gigue - Pachelbel
- Two Rondeau - Purcell
- Habanera - Bizet
- Pavane - Fauré
- Schindler's List
- Palladio - Jenkins
- Cantos de Espana - Albeniz
- Bolero - Ravel
- Over The Rainbow - Arlen
- It Had to be You – Isham Jones
- My Funny Valentine - Rodgers
- Moon River - Mancini
- The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
- Summertime - Gershwin
- La Cumparsita - Rodriguez
- Libertango -Astor Piazzolla
- Tango - Sarah Louise Ings
- Fly Me To The Moon - Howard
- Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
- Only Girl in the World – Rihanna
- Halo – Beyonce
- Rule The World – Take That
- Angels – Robbie Williams
- Paradise – Oasis
- Wonderwall – Oasis
- Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
- Money Money Money – ABBA
- Fix You – Coldplay
- Viva la Vida – Coldplay
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Fields Of Gold – Sting
- Make you Feel My Love – Adele
- Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
- Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
- Toxic – Britney Spears
- Candle In The Wind – Elton John
- Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie
- Everything I Do (I Do It for You) – Bryan Adams
- Without You – Badfinger
I had lots of great comments about the music at last week’s event everyone was really delighted!
Alongside performing with Pop Strings the girls perform as session musicians across Europe. Performing alongside artists such as Muse, Pink, Rihanna, Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Cheryl Coleand Robbie Williams.
What costs are involved?
The girls are happy to travel anywhere in Europe to perform at your event. They want to be as affordable as possible for you so standard fees apply plus expenses. Fees listed on the website are there to offer you a guide price. You can expect to pay the fees indicated for an acoustic performance from the string quartet for 2 x 45 minutes. If it is electric the fees will be quoted on a per event basis. Outside London the fees will involve travel at cost (trains and taxis). Wireless packs can be provided but PA needs to be hired for electric string quartets.
Do the girls perform abroad?
Yes. Depending on the nature of the gig a sound engineer / tour manager will also travel with them for safety and smooth running of the event.
Can the girls play a mix of repertoire?
Yes! The girls are very flexible and want to accomodate your needs to ensure your event is a success.
Can the girls play on electric instruments?
Yes!!! But please bear in mind you will need to hire a PA which can add up to an additional £1000 onto the cost. The girls are happy to bring in their PA team if required.
Do the girls need amplification?
Please bare in mind that string instruments are not the loudest of instruments. If you want impact why not book an octect which will increase in volume and visually impress your guests! It will be cheaper and easier than hiring a PA!!
Can the girls play other music that isn't on the list?
Yes. The song list is just a selection from the music available. They can also get any music you want arranged. Additional costs will apply.
- The girls recommended playing time is 2 x 45 minutes but longer is available on request.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.